The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits has announced that 28 students have been awarded certificates for Nonprofit Management through the Nonprofit Management Certification Program. Among the graduates was Terry Owens, Campus Manager at Westview Boys’ Home. As a participant in this six-month professional development program, Terry accumulated 36 hours of Continuing Professional Education in the following content areas: Leadership Essentials, Managing Support for the Organization, Managing Budgets and Leading Meetings, Human Resources, Conflict Management and Diversity, and Coaching as Supervision.
Marnie Taylor, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, says about the program, “Managing a nonprofit is a very challenging job and the Center is so pleased to be able to offer this comprehensive program that touches on the essential skills that are required. A nonprofit leader is often expected to be ‘a jack of all trades,’ which is very challenging, and this program equips leaders to meet that expectation. Nonprofits are businesses and nonprofit professionals need to have good, sound business management skills in order to move their organizations forward. Our Nonprofit Management Certification Program allows even experienced nonprofit professionals the opportunity to learn and practice those skills.”
Dr. Ron Bruner, Executive Director of Westview, noted that “Terry Owens is a vital part of Westview’s dynamic leadership team. His willingness to continue to learn and grow contributes to our team’s success. The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits continues to provide affordable training opportunities of the highest quality for nonprofits and nonprofit executives that seek to successfully engage their mission.”
The Nonprofit Management Certification program is a six-month, cohort model professional development program, organized around building practical knowledge for managing the everyday life of a nonprofit. Content in six core areas is designed to advance participants’ careers and build effectiveness in their current positions.
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits is a nonprofit organization equipping and strengthening the Oklahoma nonprofit sector through training, consulting, advocacy, membership, networking and recognition. The Center’s Mission is “building better communities through effective nonprofits.”